White House Suspends Travel from India with Effect from May 4; Check Whether You’re Exempted from Entry Ban

In view of the devastating second wave of the pandemic in India, President Joe Biden is to restrict travel from India starting on May 4, 2021, according to Jen Saki, the Press Secretary of White House. The temporary ban on travel from India to USA will apply only to non-US residents who are from or have been in India within 14 days prior to May 4, 12:01 am ET.

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However, the India-USA travel restriction will not apply to US citizens, lawful permanent residents/green cardholders, their immediate family, and certain noncitizens including humanitarian workers from India. The United States’ entry requirements apply to those exempted from the ban on travel from India. They must test negative within 72 hours prior to boarding US-bound flights in India, take a test upon arrival, and undergo quarantine if they are vaccinated.

The United States’ ban on entry of travelers from India does not apply to certain categories of students, academics and journalists, according to the Secretary of State’s media briefing that came hours after the White House issued the proclamation suspending travel from India for non-US residents. Students who are scheduled to commence studies in the fall may seem exemption from the US’ entry restrictions.

The US does not need students looking to begin or continue an academic or vocational program starting August 1 or later, to contact the embassy/consulate and seek exemption from the restriction. They may travel to the US not more than 30 days before the commencement of their academic/non-academic studies. They must have a valid F-1 or M-1 visa. Students who need to apply for a new F-1 or M-1 visa should look out for updates on the resumption of visa services at the nearest US embassy or consulate in India.

Individuals from India, who are granted NIEs to by the US Department of State, can enter the US if they travel for purposes related to national security, public health care, and humanitarianism. They should visit the website of the nearest US embassy or consulate and contact them prior to traveling to the US as long as the travel from India is restricted.

Who are exempted from suspension of travel from India to USA:

US citizens, lawful permanent residents, academics, journalists, students with valid F-1 or M-1 visas
Noncitizen nationals of the US;
Noncitizens, including spouses and children of US citizens or lawful permanent residents;
Any noncitizen who is the parent or legal guardian of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the US citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;
Any noncitizen who is the sibling of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
Any noncitizen invited by the US government for purposes related to containment of the pandemic;
Any noncitizen who is a member of the US Armed Forces or who is a spouse or child of a member of the US Armed Forces;
Any noncitizen whose entry is in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security;

“US citizens and lawful permanent residents from India can travel on Air India, United Airlines, Qatar Airways, Delta-Air France, and Lufthansa-United flights to the United States. Since the US travel ban news broke out, we have been receiving an influx of calls. We are trying our best to accommodate our customers on the best flights from India to USA for the most reasonable fares available,” said the chief travel advisor of IndianEagle.com, a most-trusted travel-booking organization headquartered in the US.

I am an Indian citizen on B1/B2. Can I travel to USA after May 4?

Normally, non-US residents including B1/B2 visa holders from India are banned from entry into the US, starting on May 4. If you are a parent of an unmarried US citizen/lawful permanent resident under 21 years of age, you are exempted from the restriction.

I am on H4 and my kid is a US citizen. Are we exempted from the ban on travel from India to USA?

Yes, you are. Being a parent of a US citizen, unmarried and under 21 years, you can travel to the US despite the restriction.

I hold a valid H1B visa. I am currently in India. Does the restriction apply to me?

The United States’ restriction on entry of travelers from India applies to you if you are not employed in the healthcare sector, or if you don’t have a US-born kid. Please be advised to contact and check with the US embassy or consulate, or your employer, if you are an H1B visa professional in the US healthcare sector.

Can I travel to India from USA after the restriction takes effect on May 4?

You can travel to India from USA. The restriction that will take effect on May 4 applies to travel from India

279 thoughts on “White House Suspends Travel from India with Effect from May 4; Check Whether You’re Exempted from Entry Ban

  1. Keith H Thompson

    My mother is try to enter the US with a humanitarian visa. Will she be able to fly on Thursday?

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  2. Sunaina

    I am F1 visa holder , New student for University. My classes starts from June 7th (It’s summer intake). I booked my flight on May 21st . Can I travel?? Is there exemptions for May intake students also ??

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sunaina! Students may qualify for exemption. The latest proclamation says, “Students with valid F-1 and M-1 visas intending to begin or continue an academic programme commencing August 1 or later do not need to contact an embassy or consulate to seek an individual exemption to travel. They may enter the United States no earlier than 30 days before the start of their academic studies.”

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  3. Sunny Sethi

    I am on H1b and my wife on H4 and my son is US citizen. We are all in India .
    Are we exempted from this travel ban?

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  4. Shun

    Hello,

    I have booked tickets for my inlawas from Chennai to US on May 22 (Air India). They are in visitor visa. Considering the recent travel restrictions, they will not be able ro travel to US.

    Do you know if we will provided with a full refund for the air tickets if we cannot travel due to restrictions?

    Reply
  5. Gagandeep kaur

    I am on J1 visa have tickets booked for 29 may and my return flight is on 19 July what I should do?? I want to see my family and doctor

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gagandeep! Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy whether you are exempted from the travel restriction.

      Reply
  6. Krishna

    Hi, my cousin is on H1B went to India on family emergency, however his wife and US born kid in US. Can he travel alone as a father of US Born kid. Or does he need to accompany with kid? Thanks.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krishna! He can travel. He must carry a copy of his US-born kid’s passport.

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      • Kishore

        What if the Kid and wife is in India ? Can he travel back if he has valid visa by showing the birth certificate and passport copy ? Would they check the kids stamping ?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Kishore! Yes, he can travel back alone and must carry kid’s birth certificate and passport copy. However, he may be asked if the kid is in India or the US.

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          • Punya Murthy Chinta

            What if the kid is in India. And, I’m travelling with kid’s birth certificate and passport copy? Will I be allowed to enter USA?

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Punya! Yes, it might be possible, some have successfully traveled this way.

  7. Arindam

    I have a stamped H1B and my wife is a US citizen, although at the moment she lives with me in India. I was due to travel on 10th May. Am I exempt given that I am an H1B holder who is a spouse of a US citizen, or does the exemption only apply to spouses of US citizens on spouse visa?

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  8. K

    The restriction is for people who stayed 14days in India prior to flying to USA. What if a person stays less than 14days (Assuming 3-4 days of stay in India) will the travel ban apply in this case?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello! If you have been in India any time in 14 days, you are barred from entry into USA after May 4 unless you belong to any of the exempt categories.

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  9. Vijay Kola

    I am H1B Visa Holder and my spouse and kid are H4 Visa holders. We booked Lufthansa Flight scheduled at 02:50 AM 04-May through Frankfurt. Are we allowed to transit through Frankfurt.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! Indian passport holders are not permitted to fly to US via EU due to restrictions imposed by the US.

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  10. Anantha

    Hello. I’m a J2 visa holder and currently in India. My spouse is in US currently on J1 visa as a research scholar.
    Can i travel to US from India towards end of May?

    Reply
  11. Shiva

    I’m in the US on H1B. Tickets are booked for my wife on May 14th. Would she be allowed to travel?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shiva! If your wife is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, she will be allowed to enter US. If she is an Indian passport holder, she may not be allowed as only spouses of US citizens or green card holders are exempted from restrictions.

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  12. Srinivas R

    Hi, According to https://in.usembassy.gov/visas/national-interest-exception-frequently-asked-questions/ it points to the following travel.state.gov that points B1/B2 as exception. Can anyone please clarify if this is correct as parents generally travel on B1/B2 visa.

    For more information about categories of individuals who are not subject to the Proclamation, as well as those who may qualify for an exception to the current travel restrictions, see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/presidential-proclamation-on-the-suspension-of-entry-as-nonimmigrants-of-certain-additional-persons-who-pose-a-risk-of-transmitting-coronavirus-disease-2019.html

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Srinivas! In the article, B-1/B-2 visa holders mentioned is regarding pilots and aircrew.

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  13. Manvith Kumbla

    My wife is on H4 and I have an H1B visa with approved i-140. Can she travel on 7th May from Mumbai to Newark ? Unite Airlines customer care confirmed that she can travel since I’m currently in US.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manvith! We are not sure about this. If the airline assures your wife’s entry into the US amid restrictions, she can travel.

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    • Richie

      Hi Manvith,
      Was your wife able to travel to the US? I am in a similar situation and would like to know.

      Thanks

      Reply
  14. Vishal Reddy

    Hello, I am a F-1 student and my summer semester starts on 1st June,2021. This is will be my first semester in USA, will I be able to travel on 16th May,2021?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vishal! As per the proclamation, students with F-1 or M-1 visas looking to begin their semester in the fall of 2021 are exempted. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian Embassy whether you are exempted.

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  15. Kay bee

    I am US Citizen. Trying to get back to US. Flying back on British Airways. On may 6th. Why is British Airways not listed on your available airlines list?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kay! Travelers from India are not permitted to enter UK due to travel ban by the UK government which has been in place since April 23. Please be advised to check with the airline whether you can travel to US on British Airways from India.

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  16. Vishal

    Hi, I am on H4 visa and my husband is on H1B visa. My kids are US Citizens. We all are currently in india. Can my parents come with us? My parents have visitors visa. Are they exempted ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vishal! No, your parents are not exempted from the travel restrictions placed by the US.

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  17. Anusha Reddy

    Hello Indian Eagle, Thank you for helping lot of folks in the time of need.

    I am travelling from Hyderabad to Houston on Qatar airways. I am A USC.

    I am taking the RT-PCR test and filling out the CDC paper work.

    Do I need anything else, I am ok to travel through Doha right ?

    Thanks Again !

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anusha! Yes, you can travel to USA from India via Doha. Additionally Qatar Requires travelers from India to present negative PCR report issued within 48 hours prior to departure.

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  18. Swathi

    Hi, My mom who is on Visitor Visa in US has a return ticket to India on May 23rd. Can she travel from USA to India?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Swathi! Yes, your mother can travel from US to India. The travel restriction is only for travelers from India to US.

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      • vishal

        Is there any quarantine requirements in India for someone flying from USA ? And does it changes if someone shows negative RTPCR test or fully vaccinated card ?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Vishal! If you are flying from USA to India on a direct flight, you won’t be subject to quarantine upon presenting a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours before departure and remaining asymptomatic. You also have to fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal and upload your pre-arrival negative COVID report onto the same portal. You will be advised to self-monitor your health for 14 days.

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  19. Deepak

    Hi, I am on H1B and flew to India on April 25th for family emergency. My return flight on May 31st, with United Airlines ( from Delhi to SFO). I am planning to re-route my United flight. Is there any other 3rd country I can travel through to enter US ?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Deepak! If you don’t belong to any of the exempted categories, then you won’t be allowed to travel to US if you were in India or any other restricted country within the last 14 days of your arrival into US. So even if you go through another country, you won’t be permitted entry if you were in India anytime in the last 14 days before your arrival in US.

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  20. Stan

    Hi,

    Thanks so much for assisting us. I am on H1B visa and looking to travel back to US. My kids who are US citizens are in the US currently. Do you know what documentation is needed for me to prove that I am a parent of US citizens?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Stan!You need a copy of the relationship certificate and a copy of the kids’ US passports.

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      • Raghuveer Vanaparthy

        Thanks IE you are doing great job helping people. Regarding “relationship certificate” meaning Birth certificate of US born kid showing parents names on it ? correct ?? and of course copy US born kid passport.
        Please clarify ..Thank you!!

        Reply
  21. Sai

    Hi
    I am planning to depart from United states on May 22nd to India and return on July 10th to USA to visit my family, for which I’ve already booked my tickets. I’m on H1B status and Single, Should I be concerned with the travel ban as my return ticket is in July (10th of July)? Do I need to consider rescheduling or cancelling my trip ? Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sai! There is not exact update as to when the travel restrictions will be lifted. Hope that the situation in India gets under control.

      Reply
  22. Gyan

    G
    Hello this is mr gyan I am Canadian citizen at present I am in india can I travel to usa with this travel ban

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gyan! No, you cannot travel to US from India unless you are a legal permanent resident of US. As per the travel restrictions placed by the US, a traveler won’t be permitted into US if he/she has been in India or any other restricted country anytime within the past 14 days prior to arrival in the US, unless they belong to exempted categories.

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  23. Vijay Kumar

    Hi , Kindly do suggest.if the principal beneficiary i.e., the H-1B visa holder is currently in the US, then his/her family H4 visa holder and parents B2 Visa. who is outside the country(India) can return to the USA?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! No, family of H1B visa holder (H4 visa holder and parents with B2 visa) are not permitted to travel due to restrictions placed by the US.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi A.s! Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian Embassy.

      Reply
  24. parshv

    I have booked a flight on 15th may from USA to India through Delta airlines where connection in France and return flight will be on 14th July.
    I have an Indian Passport and valid F-1 visa. Can I travel to/from India?

    Reply
  25. Dattathri

    My relative an indian citizen is booked on vbm from ny to Chennai on 10.5.21, is there any travel ban in india for incoming flights into India from US? Please reply urgently.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Dattathri! No, there is no travel ban on flights coming from US into India.

      Reply
  26. Thiyagu

    Hello IndianEagle Team,

    Thanks for helping us during this tough time. I am on H1B. My kids are US citizens who is in India now. Can I travel alone to US or the exemption will be applicable only if I travel with the kids? Thanks again

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Thiyagu! Yes, you can travel alone. You must carry kids’ birth certificate/proof of relationship and passports. However, you may be asked if your kids are in India or the US.

      Reply
  27. Karthikeyan Sundaram

    Hi, I have booked the round way trip 9th June from US to India and return 9th July from India to US. Is there any plan to cancel the flights on this date. Your response is much appreciated. Thanks.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karthikeyan! There is no exact update as to when the travel restrictions laid down by the US will be lifted. Hope that they don’t last long.

      Reply
  28. Sheba Chrsitopher

    HI,
    I am a teacher on J1 Visa (exchange visitor) with a work permit to work in US . Am I exempt despite these restrictions? Can I travel from India to US?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sheba! As per the information on US embassy website, Travelers who already possess a valid student or exchange visitor (F, M, or J) visa and who will begin their programs on or after August 1, 2021, may travel to the United States without further action from the Embassy or Consulates in India. Direct travel to the United States from India with a F/M/J visa may begin no more than 30 days prior to the start date of a student’s classes. For more information regarding it, please be advised to go through https://in.usembassy.gov/visas/national-interest-exception-frequently-asked-questions/

      Reply
  29. Anil Kukreja

    I booked LAX to BOM non-refundable ticket through Indian Eagle, travel date is 6/24/2021 with return date on 7/24/2021. Considering the current COVID-19 situation in India, can I cancel my ticket now and recieve a full credit for the forture airline ticket purchases though Indian Eagle or United Airlines? United Airline is allowing free cancellation if tickets are booked through them. If tickets are booked through Indian Eagle, we need to check with Indian Eagle for their charges (if any).

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anil! Hopefully the situation in India will be under control starting the end of May. Be requested to wait till this month end. Usually, non-refundable tickets are non-cancellable unless the airline itself cancels all reservations. Depending on the ticket rules, non-refundable tickets can be kept open for rebooking travel in the future. Please be advised to contact our support desk at 01-800-615-3969.

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  30. Mohd Nissar

    Hi
    I want to go cayman island through USA in June 2021. It is possible
    Because after 04 May 2021 USA ban non-USA citizens
    I have B1/B2 visa
    So I can go cayman island it is possible
    Please let me know thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nissar! Unless you belong to any of the exempted categories, you cannot travel to the US from India with a B1/B2 visa.

      Reply
    • Vaseem Manzoor

      Hello Nissar, will you be able to travel with B1/B2 to cayman island. i am having same situation, I have to travel to Dominican republic, not sure if I can travel , please suggest.

      Reply
  31. Parwez

    I have c1/d visa and travelling from india to bermuda via newyork. Can i still travel sfter ban on 4 th may.

    Reply
  32. Trupti

    Hey ,
    I am on my h1-b , I have my visa already . I have received one dose of vaccine in usa and flew to India for emergency. My second dose is pending and would like to fly back. Will I be exempted to receive my second dose ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Trupti! We are not sure about it. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian Embassy.

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Subhanip! They might not be able to travel under the travel restrictions as exemption is given only to parents of US citizens or legal permanent residents, who are unmarried and under the age of 21.

        Reply
  33. Vishaal Harnathka

    hello i have booked tickets for my brothers family for travel from india to usa for june 2nd india departure. considering the situation that usa has banned tourist visa entry. so can i cancel for full refund. i have booked through indianeagle.

    Reply
  34. Ram

    I have booked Indian Airlines from NY to DEL via Indian Eagle. Now with the travel ban, I am not qualified for any exceptions and would like to cancel my tickets and get a refund. Would you let me know what’s the process?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ram! Travel from USA to India is not restricted and not everyone is barred from traveling back to USA from India. Anyway, we will help you with cancellation and refund, if your ticket is eligible for a refund. Please help us with your trip ID or contact our support desk at 01-800-615-3969.

      Reply
  35. Anitha

    I’m we have tickets on June 1st from HYD to Mum-Newark(air india). We are on h4 dependent visa and want to know Can we travel ?
    If no, What is the procedure to reschedule ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anitha! Unless you have a US-born kid or if you belong to any of the other exempted category, you won’t be able to travel to US if the travel ban is not lifted by June. If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please contact our support desk for further help. If not, please be advised to call the airline service.

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  36. Nabina

    Hi, my flight on may 25 was cancelled by Emirates. I am Nepali citizen currently residing in Nepal US green card holder, spouse of US citizen. Am I eligible to travel via air bubble ( Nepal to India to USA) …?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nabina! Yes, US green card holders are eligible to fly from India to US on air bubble flights. If travel from Nepal to India is open, then you can travel to India.

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  37. Rajesh Vipradas

    Hello IndianEagle Team,

    I am on H1B and have to visit India due to some emergency. My kid is US citizen who is in India now. Can I travel alone to US from India or the exemption will be applicable only if I travel with my kid?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajesh! You might be allowed to travel upon presenting your kid’s passport copy and relationship certificate. However, you might be asked whether your son is in India or the US.

      Reply
  38. AMAR

    Hi, I am on H1B Visa with green card filed and currently in USA. My wife traveled to India on March 14th and is scheduled to come back to USA on 16th May on H4 Visa. Since I am in USA, is she allowed to travel here on stamped H4 Visa.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Amar! Since you are not a green card holder yet, your spouse on H4 visa may not be allowed to enter amid the restrictions.

      Reply
  39. Jeetendra Khemani

    I have a booking on Air India flight from US (Newyork) to India (Delhi) on June 11, 21 . Considering the covid situation can I reschedule my flight to Oct /Nov 21 without paying any penalty ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jeetendra! If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please contact our support desk.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manali! No you cannot, unless your daughter is an US citizen or legal permanent resident and is unmarried and under 21 years of age.

      Reply
  40. JANAK SIDHRA

    I DIDN’T GET MY ANSWER I AM HOLDING R1 VISA I NEED TO MAKE ATRIP TO INDIA IN AN EMERGENCY. AM I ALLOWED TO ENTER USA AFTER A MONTH. MY R1 IS VALID TILL 2022.

    JANAK

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Janak! Sorry to have missed your query. We are not sure about this. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy.

      Reply
  41. Michael B

    My fiancé lives in Bangalore and she has a K1 visa that is valid until August 2021. Will she be able to travel here with her son, who has a valid K2 visa?

    Reply
  42. Ashish Giri

    Hi Team,

    Is there a way to go Bahamas without going through USA due to ban and quarantine there? Do you have some suggestion or option that one can get?

    Reply
  43. RAJASEKARAN MOHAN

    Myself (H1b), my wife and elder child (H4) and my younger child is US citizen.
    can we travel to USA

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajasekaran! Yes, your family will be able to travel to the US since your younger child is a US citizen.

      Reply
      • RAJASEKARAN MOHAN

        Hello Team

        Myself (H1b), my wife and elder child (H4) and my younger child is US citizen.

        Can i travel alone leaving my US citizen kid and family in india.

        I really want them to travel safe after a month. please let me know.
        is this option possible. i really need this to book my tickets.

        Reply
  44. Thomas Jacob

    Our pastor has R1 visa , can he travel to USA from India.
    Because of his absence we are unable to do warship services.
    Thank you,
    Thomas

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Thomas! We are not sure about this. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy about their travel eligibility.

      Reply
  45. Laksh

    Hi
    I am a H1b person and my son US citizen.
    Currently we are in india.
    i am thinking of going alone to USA and dont want to take my child and wife for another 2 months.

    is it possible for myself alone to travel to USA with current travel ban. i want to leave my US citizen kid in india.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Laksh! You might be able to travel alone by presenting relationship certificate and your kid’s passport. However, you may be asked by the airline staff whether your child is in US or in India.

      Reply
  46. Rajesh

    Hi Team – Thank you for helping a lot of folks here and your answers do matter.

    I also have a situation here and would need your advise.. My FIL is not well and my wife who is on H4 is planning to travel to India next week.. Me and my son are not travelling and will be in the US.. My son is not US citizen

    Can my wife visit her parents and travel in a week or 2.. lets say June 15th back to the States.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajesh! If the travel restrictions laid down by the US government are still in place, it might not be possible for your wife to travel back to the US if she does not come under any of the exempted categories.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sujan! We are not sure about this. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy.

      Reply
  47. Anju khanna

    Hi
    My husband is in usa on h1b visa and i still have a b1/b2 as we recently got married but was unable to travel with him back to the usa due to restrictions. I will be applying to h4 visa next month. However just to confirm if i can travel on b1/b2 meanwhile?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anju! Due to the travel ban placed by the US, you won’t be able to travel with a b1/b2 visa.

      Reply
  48. Ganesan V

    Hi, my family and me are in India with a valid advance parole (green card processing based). Are we eligible to travel using the valid advance parole document?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ganesan! We are not sure about this. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy.

      Reply
    • Venkatesh

      Hi! Any update on this? I’m in similar boat, with EAD/AP (advance parole) as I-485 is pending. Wondering if travel to India and return to US will be possible. Please help, thanks

      Reply
  49. Sundaram Ramachandran

    Hi
    I am a B!/ B2 visa holder ( Tourist visa ) and my wife is a green card holder currently held up in India for more than one year .Can we both travel to USA during this restriction , myself being the spouse of the lawful permenant resident

    Ramachandran

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sundaram! Yes, both you and your wife are eligible to travel to the US since she is a lawful permanent resident. Please log onto http://www.Indianeagle.com or call our travel advisors at 001-800-615-3969 for best travel deals.

      Reply
  50. Anurag Tiwari

    Hi – United says that the ban is till May 31st and I have a booking of June 1st. The US government has not announced any extension of ban yet. Can I travel on valid H1B on 1st June, if no news comes from the US government?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anurag! You might not be able to travel unless there is an official announcement by the US government.

      Reply
  51. Vanessa

    Hi , I hold a K1 visa , K1 visas are exempted from the USA ban right ? I understand that India has suspended international flights till 30th June 2021, would you know if k1 visa holders can fly to USA inspite of the suspension from India to USA through air bubbles flights ??

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vanessa! Yes, K1 visas are exempted from the travel ban. The recent extension on international flights by India has been in place for over a year now. All the flights which are currently operating are under Vande bharat Mission and air bubble agreements and these flights are not affected at all by the recent extension.

      Reply
  52. Stanley

    I have a valid stamped H1b visa and what are the options i have to travel to USA.
    Note: I work in utility but not in health care.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Stanley! As far as we know, it might not be possible for you to travel to the US if you are not working in the health care or if you are not qualified under National Interest Exemption. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy.

      Reply
  53. Gyan

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    This is mr Gyan I am a Canadian citizen at present I am in mumbai,india am I allowed to travel from Mumbai to Fargo I hold a Canadian passport

    Reply
  54. Reshav

    Hi, My mom is on B1/B2 visa and has a ticket to travel on 10th June to the US. Will she be able to? Or should I postpone the travel? She has been fully vaccinated.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Reshav! If you are a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident under the age of 21 and unmarried, then your mom would be able to travel to the US. If not, she won’t be allowed as long as the travel restrictions placed by the US are not lifted.

      Reply
  55. Sid

    I am in US and have H1B visa stamped on my passport. I have a US citizen child currently in US. I have her birth certificate but I dont have her US passport. I plan to travel to India alone in June.
    Q1) Do I need to go to the US consulate in India to get the travel ban exemption (some sort of exemption statement on my passport) or do I just need to show the birth certificate to the airline professional and to the immigration officer at the port of entry?
    Q2) Is the birth certificate sufficient or is it also necessary to show the passport copy of my US citizen child?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sid! As far as we know, both the relationship certificate (birth certificate) and passport copy are needed to travel from India to US since you have a US-born child. Please be advised to check with the airline regarding the same.

      Reply
      • Sid

        Thanks for your reply. Do you foresee any problems/issues that I might face because I am on H1B visa stamped on passport. Do you think that airlines official in India can stop me for travelling even if I have visa, and my child’s US passport copy and birth certificate? Or when I arrive in US do you think the immigration officer can prevent my entry? Has anyone successfully traveled on H1b with a copy of passport and birth certificate of a US citizen child? Any help is very useful. Thanks.

        Reply
  56. Rao

    Hi,
    I have an exemption under NIE, can i travel by Qatar Airways or do i need to travel only in Air India/United Airlines,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rao! To the best of our knowledge, you can travel on Qatar Airways. Please be advised to check with the airline as well.

      Reply
  57. Dhriti Rai

    Hello sir/madam,

    I am lawfully residing in USA from past 5 years and is a H1B visa holder. Can my parents travel with B2 visa under humanitarian reasons? Is my marriage considered as humanitarian reason as it is already scheduled and my parents need to be present for the ceremony. Please reply.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Dhriti! Your parents can travel on B2 visa to the US under travel restrictions, if you are a legal permanent resident under the age of 21 and unmarried. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy whether your marriage comes under humanitarian reason and if your parents can travel on B2 visa.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Arpan! We are not sure about this. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy.

      Reply
  58. Saheb

    Hi,

    I am J2 visa holder and got NIE approval to fly back to USA within 30 days. Wondering to know what are the travel requirements for Qatar or united airlines? Please let me know.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Saheb! Travelers flying to the US from India must test negative within 72 hours prior to boarding US-bound flights in India, take a test upon arrival, and undergo quarantine if they are not vaccinated. Additionally, Qatar has mandated negative PCR report issued within 48 hours prior to boarding for travelers from India. Please note that the negative COVID report must have a QR code.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kaushal! If you have a US-born kid, then yes you will be able to travel to the US under the current travel restrictions.

      Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Anukr! Some of the travelers have successfully traveled without their US-born kid by carrying a copy of the kid’s passport and relationship certificate. However, at the airport you might be asked whether your kid is in India or the US.

          Reply
  59. Shipra

    Hi, currently I have L2 visa. I wanted to travel to India for my mother as my father passed away a month ago. I have US citizen kid and one indian citizen kid. My US citizen kid is not traveling with me. Will I be able to enter US if I decided to travel India next month.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shipra! You might be able to travel back to the US by presenting your relationship certificate and passport copy of your US born kid. Please be advised to check with the airline.

      Reply
  60. Amit

    Hi, I am on H1B went to India , My wife and US born kid in India . Can I travel alone as a father of US Born kid. Or does he need to accompany with kid? or any buddy travel to USA with out kid and keeping his Family in india.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Amit! Some of the travelers were able to travel without their US-born kid by carrying a copy of their kid’s passport and relationship certificate. However, you may be asked at the airport whether your kid is in US or in India.

      Reply
  61. AJ

    Hello, I am fully vaccinated US citizen planning a Short trip (less than 14 days) from EWR to BOM with RT-PCR test. is there anything I need to keep in mind as it will be short trip? Thank you

    Reply
  62. Sid

    Hi I am on valid H1B visa. I am father of a US citizen kid who is 8 yrs old. Can I travel alone to India and back to US with my kid’s (original) birth certificate and the kids’ passport copy? Do I need to present the original passport of kid or a copy of her passport is sufficient?

    Second question: In this link you posted to someone else’s query, it says fathers have to prove biological relationship using DNA testing.
    https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-prove-parent-child-relationship-citizenship-immigration-purposes.html?awc=21102_1623923478_b8dfdd14c2a43af7a19481a95ad1b681

    Is a valid US birth certificate of my kid not enough to prove that I am her father?

    Reply
  63. Bhati

    Hi , I am on H1B visa. Working for hospital (as Software engineer). Am I eligible for travel from India to US?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bhati! The United States’ restriction on entry of travelers from India does not apply to you if you are employed in the healthcare sector. Please be advised to contact and check with the US embassy or consulate, or your employer, if you are an H1B visa professional in the US healthcare sector.

      Reply
  64. SA

    Hi, I’m planning to book a ticket for my mother to come in late August. If travel ban doesn’t go away, I will end up changing it after the fact. Are there any airlines giving flexible change option without a fee? I would like to book and see how things go.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Soumya! Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969. You will get the best itinerary as per your requirements.

      Reply
  65. Sha

    Hi, Is it possible to enter US on a B1/B2 visa, after staying at a different country for 14 days? (while traveling from India) Thanks!

    Reply
  66. Jogesh Narayana Thoravally

    Hi….I have C1 USA transit, so I wanted to travel Providenciales through US. that is any restrictions on this ? please advice.Thank you.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jogesh! We are not sure about this. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or the airline.

      Reply
  67. Vaishali Bhosale

    HI, we are on H1B and H4 visa, our baby is US-born. we have a valid visa, but we need stamping in India while coming back to the US? Can we travel India and come back in 20221?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vaishali! As far as we know, you will be able to travel to India with a valid visa. Please be advised to check with the US or Indian embassy or the airline.

      Reply
  68. Suchitra Panigrahi

    I am a B1/B2 visa holder. Can I accompany my son who is going to USA for his higher study under F1 visa and he is below 21 years of age. Do I need to apply for NIE?

    Reply
  69. Sindhu E

    Hi! My parents are Indian citizens but have been living in Sydney with my brother since March 2020. They would like to come here to the US next month. Is that permitted since they have not been to India for over a year now?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sindhu! Yes, they might be allowed to travel since the travel ban on India is for those who were physically present in India in the past 14 days prior to arriving in the US.

      Reply
      • Shilpa

        Hi , I have a similar doubt. My mum is on B1/B2 visa and she is been in UK since March 2021 and would like to travel to US.
        Can she travel to US? Whom she I contact to know if she will be allowed. Will she on home quarantine after arriving?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Shilpa! As far as we know, your mother will be allowed to travel depending on the US rules for travelers from UK since she is physically present in the UK. Please be advised to check with the airline or US embassy to get more accurate information.

          Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! We are not sure about this. Please be advised to check with the US or Indian Embassy.

      Reply
  70. Dawa

    Hello! I have a J2 visa interview confirmed on 28th and 29th of July2021 my two kids. My husband is currently in the US undergoing his masters degree. If my visa gets confirmed, will we be able to travel to Us from India towards 1st week of August ? Are we exempted from the travel ban?

    Reply
  71. Beant kaur

    Hello sir, please can you tell me from India to Cyprus flight in month of july coming or in August?

    Reply
  72. Krishna Kalvakala

    Hi,

    I am on F1 visa (continuing education), planning to make a travel to India on Aug 7th and return to USA on Aug 30th. Are there any restrictions for entering back in to USA from India? If yes, could you highlight the same for me. I am fully vaccinated. Thank you.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krishna! Under the travel restrictions placed by the US on travelers from India, exemption is given to F1 visa holders whose program starts on or after August 1. Since your program is already continuing, please be advised to check with US or Indian embassy whether you can travel back to US.

      Reply
  73. Sam

    Hello, Is Qatar giving transit visa for Indian nationals now? My mother who is on B1/B2 visa has an open ticket with Qatar Airways. So is it possible to get a Qatar transit visa, so that she can stay in Qatar for 14 days and then travel to USA. She is fully vaccinated. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sam! As per the rules of Qatar, travelers from India must book a quarantine package to stay in Qatar. So please be advised to check with Qatar Airways or the embassy to know whether transit visa is being issued or not and also for the process.

      Reply
  74. Savvy

    Hello, I have valid L1 visa and my wife has valid L2 visa. My daughter who is a US citizen (and a minor) is with my wife in India. Im planning to visit India this August .

    1.Can we all 3 come back to USA despite the US travel ban ? Am i and my wife exempted from the ban?
    2. Can i visit India for less than 7 days and still travel back along with my child and Wife ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Savvy! Yes, since your daughter is a US citizen, both you and your wife are exempted from the travel ban placed by the US. You can visit India on a short trip and return back smoothly by properly intimating the district/state health authorities at Mumbai Airport on arrival and also showing your confirmed return tickets and other relevant documents to the satisfaction of the in-charge officer.

      Reply
  75. Raji

    Hi, My Mom who is a green card holder is in india right now, On july 7th She tried to return back to USA via British airways, But BA refused to let her board as she still has Indian passport. They did not provide exact reasons. and just said she will not be allowed as she holds indian passport.

    Q1: Do you know why? My mom is a green card holder.
    Q2: Now I am planning to book a ticket via Indian Eagle for Qatar airways, Will she have the same problem?
    Q3: Are there any specific requirements for Qatar airways?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Raji! This might be because there is a travel restriction placed by the UK on travelers from India. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 001-800-615-3969 to get more information and to book the best travel deals.

      Reply
  76. Kartheek

    I am on H1B visa travelling from INDIA to USA in Lufthansa (connecting – Frankfurt, Germany). I am travelling with US citizen child(9 years old). I know USA is allowing non citizens H1B parents to travel with their USA citizen children who are under 21 years. my question is will there be any issue in (connecting – Frankfurt, Germany). is there any restrictions currently in place as of 7/13/21 to transit via Germany for indian citizens bound to USA on valid visa with US citizen child.

    Reply
  77. Geetha

    I am on H4 visa till oct 2021. I came to India on Jan 2021 on emergency and had planned return in April 2021. Due to corona situation and lock down restrictions I couldnot travel back to US. I have 9 year old daughter , US citizen, who is living in US with her father. I want to return back. Am i exempted from travel ban. What are the documents I need to carry for the immigration check at the port of entry

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Geetha! You might be exempted from the travel ban since your daughter is a US citizen. You will be required to carry copy of her passport and also your relationship certificate.

      Reply
  78. Sankara Iyer

    Hi, My dad having B1 Visa, is he allowed to travel to USA (ticket is by July 28th). ? Should i cancel/rebook the ticket ?

    Reply
  79. Appi Reddy

    Hi
    I am a green card holder and booked a ticket through Indianeagle for 31Jul to 15 Aug.
    2 questions i. hope no issue with my travel wrt VISA?
    ii. How about Air India service? is it working? Any flights are getting cancel? Any information on Air India flights?

    Thanks In advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Appi! There won’t be any issues with your travel since green card holders are exempted from the travel restrictions placed by the US on travelers from India. Air India is flying between US and India currently. Please be advised to contact our support desk if you have any other queries.

      Reply
  80. Rahul

    Hi,
    I have an F1 visa and so I Qualify for the NIE. Am I allowed to fly British Airways from Mumbai to Boston?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! Due to travel restrictions placed by the UK, it might not be possible to fly on British Airways. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 001-800-615-3969 to book the best travel deals.

      Reply
  81. Ramya Raghavendra rao

    Hi. Me and my kids are h4 visa holders. My husband is in USA . Can I enter USA now.

    Reply
      • Ravikumar Karnati

        My self along with my spouse have booked tickets from Seattle to Hyderabad, India on 9th August 2021 with B1/B2 visa. We both have two dose Moderna vaccinated in May 2021 in USA. Please clarify without any hurdle can we perform journey from Seattle to Hyderabad, India via Doha in Qatar airways without any quarantine.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Ravikumar! Yes, you won’t be subject to any quarantine upon arrival in Hyderabad. You will be required to submit your swab sample for a molecular test upon arrival at Hyderabad Airport and then be allowed to exit the airport without having to wait for the result. The result will be conveyed later over phone or through e-mail and if negative, you will be advised to self-monitor your health for 14 days.

          Reply
  82. Harsh

    Hi, I have NIE annotated Visa and have a USC kid also. Do I need to travel with airline under air bubble program only (AI/United) or can I travel through any other airline as well?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Harsh! Currently all commercial flights operating in and out of India are those under the air bubble agreement or Vande Bharat Mission. You can fly from India to US on AI, United Airlines, Qatar Airways, and even Delta Airlines. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 001-800-615-3969 to book the best travel deals.

      Reply
  83. Aryan

    Hi, i have J1-exchange student visa. My semester starts 1 September and i have booked my flights via Lufthansa from India. Can I travel to USA?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aryan! If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please be advised to contact our support desk. If not, please be advised to check with the airline.

      Reply
  84. Ananta Gaur

    Hi, are O1 visa holders exepmted from the entry ban? How can a stranded Indian with a valid O1 visa return to the States?

    Reply
  85. Anamika Devesh Bisht

    Hi,

    I am Anamika and I have a B1/B2 visa and I need to go to US as my son who is now 18 years old is close to complete his first year and needs to move out of housing on 18th. August’ 2021, hence I need to go and help him find a place and then get him into another housing in LA (right now he is in NYC). Please advise can I travel to help him and how should I get the permission to travel.

    Kind regards/ Anamika

    Reply
  86. Mohsin

    Hi , I have a valid H1b visa, my wife and US born kid are in USA – I have my usa kid birth certificate only – can I travel to usa using only birth certificate of my usa born kid ? Please advise me .

    Reply
  87. Kedar

    Hi: I have a B1/B2 that is expired. Can I get it renewed now using dropbox? I see that all appointments in Hyderabad and Chennai are not available for B1/B2. Is this the case even for renewal / dropbox? I

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kedar! Even dropbox appointments for B2 visa renewal are hardly available these days. However, we wish you good luck.

      Reply
  88. Venkata Raji Reddy REDDY Eda

    Hi

    My Son (Aged 5 , U.S.Citizen) is in India with his grandma (Mothers mother) for a while. now we are planning to bring him along with his grandma since he is minor. his grandma holds visitor visa valid and vaccinated. so does she allowed to travel with my Son ? .if so what are the preconditions required ?

    thanking you

    Reply
  89. CHANDRA YADDANAPUDI

    Hi

    I am a US Citizen and planning to bring my 80+ old mother (she is on B1/B2 visa) from India in the month of Sept. Is she allowed to travel with me to USA? Pls let me know is this allowed or not.

    Reply
  90. Charan

    Hi,

    I have a valid H1B visa with an approved I140 ( staying in the US) and my wife is having a valid H4 visa(staying in India). Can she come back to USA without NIE?

    — Thanks

    Reply
  91. SS

    Hi, I am on H1B visa currently living in the U.S. (I am a Professor teaching here at a U.S college). Can my parents from India (on B1/B2 visa) travel to the U.S. to see me now (as of Aug 15, 2021)? Thank you!

    Also, if I visit India now, is appointment for a H1B visa stamping available now?

    Reply
  92. Harry

    Hi

    Are advance parole holders allowed to fly back from India to US? They do not hold a visa and only have valid advance parole.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Harry! The US State Department has indirectly indicated that since the Advance Parole is not a visa, holders should not be subject to the Presidential proclamation. Make sure to confirm with the consulate via email. Keep a printout of their response to your query.

      Reply
  93. Shalmalee Ghate

    Hi, I am a wife of a U.S. citizen and I have B1/B2 visa. Can I travel to the U.S.?

    Reply
  94. Raj

    Hi, I have booked flight on AirIndia/British Airways to fly from Chennai to USA (MAA-BOM-LHR-ORD) on Aug 19th with my family. I was informed by my friend I may not be allowed to board the BA flight. We all are PR in US and my son is a US citizen. I called BA helpdesk and they said they follow the guidelines given in Gov.UK and that shows I can travel. BA helpdesk is not telling me if I will be allowed to board or not. They said guidelines keep changing. Please advise.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Raj! In our opinion, US citizens, Green card holders and their spouses (either accompanying or alone) can travel on BA flights from India.

      Reply
  95. Rajeev Aggarwal

    We got NIE approval for my parents. is it mandatory that they need to travel with in 30 days of approval?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajeev! NIE is valid for multiple entries to the US within 12 months from the date of approval. We request you to share in brief how you got the NIE approval for your parents (on what grounds). Your information will help many people.

      Reply
  96. Sajee

    Hi, I am sister of a U.S. citizen and I have B1/B2 visa. Can I & my son travel to the U.S. on the 26th of august 2021?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sajee! Amid the current restrictions, you are not eligible for direct entry to the US. You can bypass the restrictions following a 14-day stopover in a third country, like Doha or Mexico, before entering the US.

      Reply
  97. Mrs. VInaya Ashok Patil.

    I am Indian senior citizen age 65 yrs holding R B2 visa for USA . My husband is 69 yrs. We are holding tickets to travel USA of United airlines but unfortunately on the same day i.e. 4th May travel ban was declared and we could not travel to USA. Now we wish to go to USA on those tickets which are postponed as travel ban is not lifted. what should we do. I want visit my US citizen son and my grandchildren there and stay with them for six months . We have taken two doses of vaccination covishild . we both are healthy. Can my son request us consulate for permission to invite us travel to USA ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Mam! We are very sorry to say you on B2 visa are not eligible for direct entry to the US as long as the presidential proclamation 10199 is in place.

      Reply
  98. Vicky

    Hi, I am asking for a friend of mine here.
    His wife is pregnant, they both are on H1B visa’s here.
    Will there parents be able to fly from India to US before they deliver the baby on B1/B2 visa ?

    Reply
  99. Giant Eagle

    I am a H1-B visa holder with valid stamping until Aug 2022. I have a US born minor kid.

    Can I travel back to the US with my kid being in India ? Will I face any issues at the US immigration ?

    Reply
  100. Vidyadhish

    At present Indian citizens having B1B2 of US visa can travel is if not when ban is lifted

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vidyadhish! Currently, B1/B2 visa holders from India are subject to the Presidential Proclamation 10199. Hence they are not eligible for travel to the US unless they have NIE approval or take a 14/15-day stayover in a third country.

      Reply
  101. Varughese K J

    I am Indian Citizen having B1/B2 visa. I came to Quatar and is staying here for 14 days. After that can I travel to USA

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Varughese! You can travel to the US after 14 or 15 days of stay in Qatar. You need to take an RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to boarding your flight to the US from Qatar.

      Reply
  102. Vaseem Manzoor

    Hi , I want to go Dominican Republic from India , My connecting flight is in USA . It is possible, I have B1/B2 visa.
    Please let me know thanks.

    Reply
  103. Jacqueline

    When I got my PIO card I was told that I would never need a visa to travel to India. That was a vain hope considering the bureaucracy. Is there any possibility that the powers that be will consider an extension of another year beyond dec. 31st 2021 because of the problems for travelers due to COVID. 19. Do you have any way to find out before we take what ever we can get to go home and then find that at the last minute they have, in their wisdom granted us another extension. If another extension is in the works it would be better, for all concerned, to publish it early and prevent needless waste of money and time not to mention heartburn and regret over time that could have been spent with loved ones instead of a helper skelter departure from India.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jacqueline! Please be advised to check the latest updates regarding PIO card on the website of Indian Embassy in in your country of residence.

      Reply
  104. Saureen Parekh

    My mom is Indian Citizen having valid US B1/B2 visa.
    Travel restrictions for indian citizens is relaxed if they are fully vaccinated.
    If she stays in UAE (Dubai) for 15 days, can she then travel to the US ?
    What all will be required upon her entry to UAE and USA respectively?
    Can she roam around UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai) or not during her stay in UAE?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Saureen! If she is vaccinated with two doses of Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca), she will be allowed to enter Dubai and stay quarantine-free there. After a 15-day stopover in Dubai, she can travel to the US. She needs to take an RT-PCR test within 48 hours before boarding flight to Dubai and a rapid RT-PCR test within 6 hours of boarding at an international airport in India. Again, she needs to take an RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to traveling to USA from Dubai. Please check https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/uae-tourist-visa-indians/ for more information.

      Reply
  105. Subash

    Hi,

    I and my wife both have B1/B2 US Visa . Can we travel to Mexico or Dubai to stay for 15 days and then travel to the US ? It must be noted that we do not have any family in the US . I read somewhere that only people who already have family in the US is allowed to enter based on humanitarian conditions . Can anybody confirm if we can travel without any issues ? Thanks

    Regards

    Subash

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Subhash! If you are fully vaccinated with two doses of a WHO-approved vaccine, you can travel to the US following a 15-day stay in Mexico or Dubai or Doha. But you may be interrogated regarding your travel purpose during immigration clearance at the arrival airport in the US.

      Reply
  106. Manish Narang

    Hi,
    1. I have valid US B1 visa and need to travel to US to close some business deals.
    (a) Can I seek NIE under ‘Urgent Business Travel’ ? If granted, can I travel to US directly from India or I still need to spend 14 days in a third country (Dubai/ Abu Dhabi)?
    (b) If my NIE request is denied, can I still travel to US after spending 14 days in UAE?
    (c) Am I still eligible for Visa on arrival in UAE as I’ve a valid US visa?

    Regards,
    Manish

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manish! You can apply for NIE approval. If granted, no need to spend 14 days in a third country. If rejected, you can enter the US after staying 14/15 days in a third country.

      Reply
  107. Su

    I am having L1A visa and I am going to visit my ailing parents to India. can I return to USA after visiting my home country to my parents ??
    My visa will be valid when I shall return

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Basu! If you are a parent of a US-born kid or spouse of a US citizen/permanent resident, you will be able to return to the US without any hassle. Otherwise, you need to apply for NIE approval or spend 14/15 days in a third country before entering the US.

      Reply
  108. Gunjan

    Hi,

    I have a B1/B2 visa and I’m trying to figure out plans to travel to the US. I don’t have immediate family there but I do have my relatives who live there in Virginia. Is it possible, in any way to travel from India to the US anytime soon, without a 14-day quarantine period in a 3rd country? Are we allowed to travel through the airbubble pact? Any information would be helpful!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gunjan! As long as the Presidential Proclamation 10199 is in place, you can’t enter the US without NIE approval or a 14-day stopover in a third country.

      Reply
  109. Tej

    Hi,

    We are planning to apply NIE for parents on the grounds of a pregnant wife. So want to understand if there are any side effects if NIE gets denied. Would it affect smooth travel in the future ?

    Reply
  110. Ravi

    HI,

    I have valid stamped US L1 Visa, if I get NIE approval from consulate….can I travel through Air France flight to USA (Transit via Paris) or should I need to take Air India flight only as per bio bubble agreement?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ravi! Having NIE approval, you can travel to the US via Europe because NIE approval gives you exemption from all Presidential Proclamations. But Air France may not onboard you (Indian citizen) if your final destination is beyond France. However, you can travel on Delta Airlines flights via London or Paris. Other than this, you can travel on Emirates, Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airways, and Turkish Airlines. We have the cheapest fare deals from these airlines. You can log on to IndianEagle.com or call our fare experts at 01-800-615-3969.

      Reply
  111. PGR

    Hi,

    Thank you for the information. I am on my STEM extension and work for a consulting firm (Non-healthcare) in the states. I have been vaccinated. It would be great if you can answer/provide information about the following questions:

    1. Can I travel to India, if I upload my negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of traveling?
    2. Can I return to the USA, or will my re-entry be banned, assuming that the current situation holds? (I know about the Level 2 advisory, but am confused about the presidential proclamation).

    Thank you!

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  112. rahul

    My wife and child are usa citizen in usa right now where as i am in india right now and i have a b2 visa , i want to travel to usa to bring them back to india as the child is small and its difficult to manage.Will i be allowed to board the flight and alsi what documents would i need to show as a proof of my wife citizenship and relationship.Marriage certificate ?child birth certificate? wife usa passport ?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! Yes, you will be able to fly to US as your spouse and child are US citizens. You will be required to carry copy of your kid’s US passport and relationship certificate.

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  113. Sunil

    Hi IE,
    I am scheduled to travel to India from the USA and back to the US in December via UK on British Airways. My wife is a US Citizen and i am a PR. One of my friends suggested we may not be able to travel transiting through UK. We both are unvaccinated. I do not see any requirements other than COVID test in BA’s or other sites. Do you see a problem?

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  114. sree

    Hi my mom has a valid B2 visa through May 2022. I am a us citizen with PIO and planning to visit in Nov. Can she come back to US with me? she is fully vaccinated with covishield.

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  115. Chandana

    Hi,
    My brother is studying and is on F1 Visa in the USA. He wants to go to India in December 2021 for a month. He is fully vaccinated.
    can he go and come back without any issues?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Chandana! F1 visa holders can come back to the US without any hassles. Besides, the US is going to lift entry and travel restrictions for full-vaccinated travelers from India in November. So no worries.

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